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    [contact_name] => Valérie
    [contact_surname] => Ducaud
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    [environmental_description] => Due to its particular topography at the confluence of 2 rivers and broadsided by 2 hills, Lyon has always been concerned by nature. Since 1992 Lyon has been a pioneer in social action to preserve the environment with the launching of one of the 1rst Ecological Chart. In 2005, Lyon is the first city in France to obtain the ISO 14001 standard to reward its sustainable environmental management. The Agenda 21 followed, oriented on social cohesion together with economic development, fight against Greenhouse effects, and amelioration of the living environment of the inhabitants. Then, the Territorial Climate Energy Plan (PCET) has been adopted in 2007 and revised in 2019. Lyon was the first French city to launch a city-size bicycle service, completed by self-service electric vehicle stations and electric tramways. 75% of the travels by bus and underground network are realized on electrical mode generating only 3% of the atmospheric pollution. In 2021, Lyon Airports also obtained the ISO 14001 for its environmental performance. 
Lyon got the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019, award granted by the European Union,  a title shared with Helsinki.
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    [supplier_description] => Lyon Metropole and ONLYLYON Tourism have decided to join forces with the tourism professionals to create more responsible tourism. Aware of the visitors’ new expectations, the professionals are determined to look ahead, innovate and to engage environmental certifications. They can count on the support of the Metropole and the local associations.
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    [high_sup_2] => 100
    [high_sup_3] => 17
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    [high_dmo_2] => Certification in formal process
    [high_dmo_3] => Performance data (KPIs) from the previous and/or current year is included in Annual DMO or sustainability report
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    [Environment_rank] => 17
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    [DMO_rank] => 4
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    [region] => Western Europe
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Lyon 2021 GDS-Index Report
2021 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Lyon got the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019 award granted by the European Union. Bestowed for the very first time by the European Union, this competition honours this attractive, dynamic and accessible city's efforts to boost smart tourism thanks to trailblazing accomplishments in matter of digital innovations, environmental friendliness and the quality of life of its residents. The Lyon Metropole and all those involved in the tourist Sector including the professionals are committed to bring sustainable tourism to Lyon!
Due to its particular topography at the confluence of 2 rivers and broadsided by 2 hills, Lyon has always been concerned by nature. Since 1992 Lyon has been a pioneer in social action to preserve the environment with the launching of one of the 1rst Ecological Chart. In 2005, Lyon is the first city in France to obtain the ISO 14001 standard to reward its sustainable environmental management. The Agenda 21 followed, oriented on social cohesion together with economic development, fight against Greenhouse effects, and amelioration of the living environment of the inhabitants. Then, the Territorial Climate Energy Plan (PCET) has been adopted in 2007 and revised in 2019. Lyon was the first French city to launch a city-size bicycle service, completed by self-service electric vehicle stations and electric tramways. 75% of the travels by bus and underground network are realized on electrical mode generating only 3% of the atmospheric pollution. In 2021, Lyon Airports also obtained the ISO 14001 for its environmental performance. Lyon got the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019, award granted by the European Union, a title shared with Helsinki.
Lyon Metropole and ONLYLYON Tourism have decided to join forces with the tourism professionals to create more responsible tourism. Aware of the visitors’ new expectations, the professionals are determined to look ahead, innovate and to engage environmental certifications. They can count on the support of the Metropole and the local associations.
In December 2017, Lyon was awarded the Access City Award by the European Commission, the 1st Prize for 2018 among the most accessible cities, for putting accessibility at the heart of urban life. Lyon gives disabled people the freedom to move around and travel in total autonomy and safety on public transport and in public spaces. The city is also really concerned about the quality of life of its inhabitants and the hospitality of its visitors.
Summary
Lyon got the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019 award granted by the European Union. Bestowed for the very first time by the European Union, this competition honours this attractive, dynamic and accessible city's efforts to boost smart tourism thanks to trailblazing accomplishments in matter of digital innovations, environmental friendliness and the quality of life of its residents. The Lyon Metropole and all those involved in the tourist Sector including the professionals are committed to bring sustainable tourism to Lyon!
Does ONLYLYON Tourism and Conventions have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Lyon have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does ONLYLYON Tourism and Conventions report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
Due to its particular topography at the confluence of 2 rivers and broadsided by 2 hills, Lyon has always been concerned by nature. Since 1992 Lyon has been a pioneer in social action to preserve the environment with the launching of one of the 1rst Ecological Chart. In 2005, Lyon is the first city in France to obtain the ISO 14001 standard to reward its sustainable environmental management. The Agenda 21 followed, oriented on social cohesion together with economic development, fight against Greenhouse effects, and amelioration of the living environment of the inhabitants. Then, the Territorial Climate Energy Plan (PCET) has been adopted in 2007 and revised in 2019. Lyon was the first French city to launch a city-size bicycle service, completed by self-service electric vehicle stations and electric tramways. 75% of the travels by bus and underground network are realized on electrical mode generating only 3% of the atmospheric pollution. In 2021, Lyon Airports also obtained the ISO 14001 for its environmental performance. Lyon got the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2019, award granted by the European Union, a title shared with Helsinki.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
1495 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
Lyon Metropole and ONLYLYON Tourism have decided to join forces with the tourism professionals to create more responsible tourism. Aware of the visitors’ new expectations, the professionals are determined to look ahead, innovate and to engage environmental certifications. They can count on the support of the Metropole and the local associations.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
In December 2017, Lyon was awarded the Access City Award by the European Commission, the 1st Prize for 2018 among the most accessible cities, for putting accessibility at the heart of urban life. Lyon gives disabled people the freedom to move around and travel in total autonomy and safety on public transport and in public spaces. The city is also really concerned about the quality of life of its inhabitants and the hospitality of its visitors.
82
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
89
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
69
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

In 2021 the GDS-Index used 71 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

City Environmental
Performance

Climate, Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Water

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

City Social
Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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